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Will our enemies be inspired by our dissension?
Who are 'your' enemies, and why? And who are the 'our' in your statement?
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 08:52:55 AM EST
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Ask the author of the article. The point was not who the enemies are. The point is that democracies don't march in lock step.
by BJ Lange (langebj@gmail.com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 09:52:52 AM EST
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My point was that we ought to always examine who and why someone is designated an 'enemy', and whom it is claimed this 'enemy' opposes. Statements such as:
Will our enemies be inspired by our dissension? Probably, but that is the price we pay for having a democracy and freedom of speech.
already gives too much ground and credit to those doing the enemy designation and definition.

For example, of the many waring factions in Iraq, who do we think are in fact enemies of 'the United States', rather than a 'reaction against the occupation' or 'engaged in a power-struggle against other factions' or some other such thing. Whom among them actually give a damn of US domestic dissension considering the very real, local hell in which they are more immediately entangled?

by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 10:20:57 AM EST
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Point taken.
by BJ Lange (langebj@gmail.com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 11:59:00 AM EST
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I know my enemy and it is not you- as long as you have blindingly red hair.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 11:41:45 AM EST
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I didn´t see it red at all.  It was a light being!

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 11:59:34 AM EST
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And quite bearable.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 12:11:16 PM EST
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